At Lightfair International (LFI), the world’s biggest annual lighting trade show, the two companies will demonstrate how Casambi’s revolutionary Bluetooth-based lighting control system and app can be used to digitally shape the light distribution for luminaires that incorporate LensVector’s unique technology.
By equipping luminaires with LensVector’s optics and Casambi’s Bluetooth-based connectivity, they become part of the fast-growing Casambi ecosystem of compatible partner products, which already includes thousands of luminaires, drivers, dimmers, switches and control modules.
The Casambi app, available for iOS and Android smartphones, tablets and smart watches, can now be used to wirelessly control beam shape alongside dimming and colour, and incorporated into pre-set scenes controlled manually or by timers and sensors responding to daylight and occupancy. Casambi-enabled lights can also be controlled via numerous compatible wireless dimmers and controllers.
LensVector’s robust beam-shaping technology, made possible by dynamic molecular optics, allows the light distribution of luminaires to be easily adjusted from a less-than-ten-degree narrow spot to a very wide flood. With no moving parts, LensVector makes it easy for luminaire makers to incorporate dynamic beam shaping into products.
Luminaire manufacturers using LensVector’s technology include Targetti and Forma, whose products will be on display at the Casambi booth 131. Numerous other LFI exhibitors are also users of LensVector and Casambi technologies. Brent York, President and CEO of LensVector, commented: ‘Dynamic, theatrical quality lighting has been completely impractical in most retail and hospitality environments – this changes with Casambi. Casambi’s solution is easily integrated by luminaire manufacturers and lighting designers get straightforward, intuitive control of the brightness, colour, timing, and now the shape of the light, through a simple app. Now we begin to realize the true power of LEDs and digital light.’
‘We’re delighted to be bringing LensVector into the growing Casambi ecosystem,’ added Timo Pakkala, CEO, Casambi. ‘It brings a brand new dimension of control to the Casambi app, and a very simple, flexible and effective way of providing designers with the tools to create dramatic shapes and textures of light.’
Held from 8–10 May at McCormick Place in Chicago, LFI is considered the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show, and is sponsored by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
Founded in 2011, Casambi’s wireless lighting control software platform empowers users of smart devices to interact effortlessly with modern lighting around them. Based on Bluetooth Low Energy, the award-winning Casambi solution delivers a dynamic user experience, exceptional reliability and unrivalled performance. From basic, individual lighting-fixture controls to industrial-scale solutions with cloud-based remote control, monitoring and data logging, Casambi’s technology can be easily integrated at low cost into lighting fixtures, drivers and modules. Additionally, installations can gain advanced lighting control functionality with minimal hardware and deployment outlay. Casambi develops its products in Finland and has a growing sales and support service across Europe, North America and Asia. For more information, visit www.casambi.com.
Based in San Jose, California, LensVector brings revolutionary new features to connected lighting by shaping and steering light using dynamic molecular optical technology. LensVector’s breakthrough technology allows dynamic light shaping, controlled from a mobile device. Initial products, developed with some of the world’s leading lighting manufacturers, will allow dynamic control of beam shape from spot to flood in LensVector-equipped track and down lighting luminaires. For more information, visit www.lensvector.com.
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